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Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Cardiff castle is one of Wales' most popular tourist attractions with 2000 years of history behind it. The castle sits in the heart of the city and has served as a Roman garrison, a Norman stronghold and was extravagantly refurbished by architect William Burges in the Victorian era.

The Castle was home to many noble families until it ended up in the hands of the Bute family. The 2nd Marquess of Bute was responsible for turning Cardiff into the world’s greatest exporter of coal and the 3rd Marquess was famous for being the richest man in the world!

A new interpretation centre offers an exhibition and film explaining the castles history and then offers you a personal multi media guide to explore the castle which lasts about an hour. There are tours of the opulent castle apartments and fantastic views from the open air roof terrace. After your exploring you can relax in the cafe or visit the gift shop.

Opening Times

Open everyday except 25th and 26th December and January 1st.

March – October: 9am-6pm
November to February: 9:30-5pm

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Ticket Prices

Adults - £8.95
Children - £6.35
Seniors - £7.50
Students - £7.50

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 029 2087 8100

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Location Map

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Cardiff Castle
Castle Street

Hotels & Accommodation

Barcelo Cardiff Angel Hotel Barcelo Cardiff Angel Hotel
Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1SZ
Distance: 0.1 miles
Hilton Cardiff Hilton Cardiff
Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH
Distance: 0.2 miles
Park Plaza Cardiff Park Plaza Cardiff
Grey friars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3 AL
Distance: 0.3 miles

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